Departmental News


  • Professor Niklaus Largier Gives 2020 Cassirer Lecture (Yale)

    November 13, 2020

    On November 13, Professor Niklaus Largier gave the annual Cassirer Lecture at Yale. His talk, "Forms of Perception, Figures of Production: Cassirer, Warburg, Auerbach," was sponsored by the Yale departments of Comparative Literature and Germanic Languages and Literatures. 

  • Graduate Student, Jonas Teupert Receives Teaching Effectiveness Award

    July 29, 2020

    Graduate student Jonas Teupert received UC Berkeley's Teaching Effectiveness Award for his essay 'Collaborative Learning in Times of Remote Instruction.' The award recognizes a small number of outstanding GSIs who have identified a particular teaching problem or issue in their own classes and have developed, implemented, and assessed an appropriate and effective response to the problem or issue.      Congratulations Jonas!

  • Graduate Students Win 2020 Outstanding GSI Award

    April 8, 2020

    Graduate students Adam Nunes, Kumars Salehi, and Jonas Teupert have received the  2020 of the Outstanding GSI Award. Each year the Graduate Division honors GSIs each year for their outstanding work in teaching. Adam, Kumars, and Jonas have shown dedication, skill and creativity in their teaching.   Congratulations Adam, Kumars, and Jonas!               Adam Nunes

  • UC Berkeley’s 28th Annual German Department Graduate Conference, “Schul(d)en: Guilt, Debt, Education,” was organized by graduate students Andrew Blough, Vera Feinberg, Sarah Harris, and Adam Nunes

    February 23, 2020

  • Graduate Student, Jon Cho-Polizzi, presented his work at “Migration in a Global World” the DAAD International South School at CEDA in Porto Alegre, Brazil

    February 18, 2020

  • Graduate student, Jonas Teupert, presented his paper “Improvising ‘Kanak Sprak:’ Feridun Zaimoglu’s Community of Dissonant Voices” at 2019 German Studies Association annual conference

    February 15, 2020

  • Professor Niklaus Largier convened international workshop, “Media, Legends, Mysticism” with participants from UC Berkeley, Zurich, Princeton, & Stanford

    February 13, 2020

  • Professor Deniz Göktürk published a book on German film history: The German Cinema Book, co-edited with Tim Bergfelder, Erica Carter, & Claudia Sandberg

    February 4, 2020

    This comprehensively revised, updated and significantly extended edition introduces German film history from its beginnings to the present day, covering key periods and movements including early and silent cinema, Weimar cinema, Nazi cinema, the New German Cinema, the Berlin School, the cinema of migration, and moving images in the digital era. Contributions by leading international scholars are grouped into sections that focus on genre; stars; authorship; film production, distribution and exhibition; theory and politics, including women's and queer cinema; and transnational connections. Spotlight articles within each section offer key case studies, including of individual films that illuminate larger histories (Heimat, Downfall, The…

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  • CfP: 29th Annual Berkeley German Studies Conference – Schul(d)en: Guilt, Debt, Education

    November 16, 2019

    The Berkeley German Department is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 28th Annual Berkeley German Studies Conference.  Please send submissions to berkeleygermanconference@gmail.com by December 31, 2019.

  • Professor Deniz Göktürk Publishes Book

    October 24, 2019

    Professor Deniz Göktürk has published a new book on the social dynamics of humor: Komik der Integration. Grenzpraktiken und Identifikationen des Sozialen, co-edited with Uwe Wirth and Özkan Ezli.   Congratulations Professor Göktürk!